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Gullah-Geechee panel considers plan for future

Nov 19, 2010 4:02:00 AM - thestate.com
A commission working to preserve the culture of slave descendants in four states is deciding how that goal can best be accomplished.

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission meets in Brunswick, Ga., on Friday. Its task is to develop ways to preserve the sea island culture reaching from Wilmington, N.C., to Jacksonville, Fla.

Known as Gullah in the Carolinas and Geechee in Florida and Georgia, the culture is threatened by development.

In September, the panel unveiled a trio of alternatives for a management plan.

One is to take no action. A second would archive the history and significance of the culture. The third proposes enhancing economic opportunities, protecting natural resources, and preserving traditional skills.

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